Global Challenge Early Career Internal Small Grant 2017

The Research Committee invites research applications from Lancaster academic staff in the early stages of their research career for a grant up to a maximum of £5,000 in support of research.

This fund is intended as pump-prime funding which will lead to applications for external research funding within 12 months following the end of the grant.

Proposals are encouraged that:

  • develop collaborative partnerships,
  • involve interdisciplinary work  or cross-university initiatives
  • that will lead to a future application to a RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) call

Any member of early career staff of the University may apply for a grant in support of research and/or networking activities that will support an external grant application. Early career for the purposes of this scheme is defined as normally no more than 10 years post postgraduate degree or within 5 years of first academic appointment. Applicants may seek advice on eligibility from Research Services. 

The head of department must provide a statement of support explaining why the department cannot provide the resources requested and confirming that if successful the applicant will be supported by the department mentoring process to make a viable GCRF application to an external source within 12 months following the end of the grant.

Applications should be completed using the Global Challenges small grants form.

Closing date:   Friday 2nd June 2017

Date Added: Tuesday 25th April 2017


FASS Research Bites - Summer Term 2017

Research Services and colleagues in FASS invite you to the first Term of FASS Research Bites taking place from 1-2pm on Wednesdays during the Summer Term.  Bring along your lunch - tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided.

These introductory and interactive sessions seek to support academics at all stages of their career in the process of making bids for research funding and have been designed to focus on current need with regards to the practicalities of learning how to start the research grant application process and include drop in sessions with short introductory talks from members of Research Services and successful grant applicants from FASS.  There will be opportunity for attendees to interact with RS, colleagues from FASS and fellow attendees with time for Q&As.

All sessions will take place in Bowland North Seminar Rooms except Session 7. Click here for a list of the FASS Research Bites sessions.

Date Added: Tuesday 5th May 2017

Research Bites Sessions

To find up to date information on the curent Research Bites series, covering all aspects of Research Services, please click here.